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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] New Tab Controls removed

From: KRT Listmaster
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] New Tab Controls removed
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:24:29 -0600
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On 09/14/2017 09:45 AM, David Hedlund wrote:
> [Bug filed at https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?52019. I'm posting
> here for a discussion.]


> A workaround is to use New Tab Override
> (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/) to
> show another page on New Tab (but you have to configure it) as
> recommended by Mozilla:
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hide-or-display-sites-new-tab-page#w_disable-new-tab-controls.

My personal low-tech workaround is just to set the following value in
about:config :


This makes the new tab page essentially the same as about:blank

Might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it solves the security
issue without introducing an additional add-on.

my $0.02

- KR

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